30/11 Five On Friday: #WeekendLinkUp

30/11 Five On Friday: #WeekendLinkUp.



Hello friends, Happy Friday. Another month has just flown by. I can not believe it will be December tomorrow, already!!

I hope you all have had a lovely week? Are you all ready for the weekend?

My 2nd eldest is coming home from Uni tonight so I am looking forward to catching up with him.

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have fun at this week’s blog hop.

30/11 Five On Friday: #WeekendLinkUp

Today I am sharing 5 posts I have either written this week or stumbled upon again and think you might like to read.

30/11 Five On Friday: #WeekendLinkUp

30/11 Five On Friday:

1.) Nottingham Winter Wonderland:

A trip with My Daughter to see the Winter Wonderland market in Nottingham.

I love this time of year when you go shopping and everywhere is decorated up for Christmas.

On Friday, last week it was an inset day for my Daughter so we spent the day in Nottingham, looking for Christmas present ideas.

I’m not sure if you can see properly but my Daughter’s braces have had a Christmas makeover too.

She had had red and green bands put in for Christmas.

Nottingham Winter Wonderland.

Primula Santa’s Cheese Cakes

2.) Primula Santa’s Cheese Cakes:

Give the family something to ho ho ho! about with scrumptious bite-sized Primula Santa Cheese Cakes – a decadent way of using Primula Original Cheese in your festive baking.

Primula Santa’s Cheese Cakes.

Christmas Dresses From Want That Trend Review

3.) Christmas Dresses From Want That Trend Review:

Time to pull out all the Christmas jumpers and outfits out the back of the wardrobe.

When it comes to Christmas season, I am a big kid! I love everything about Christmas and the run-up to the big day.

Last year we got the chance to review 2 matching Christmas dresses from Want That Trend for me and my Daughter.

Matching dresses for me and mini-me, how lovely.

Christmas Dresses From Want That Trend Review.

5 Holiday Cocktails To Try Out This Christmas

4.) 5 Holiday Cocktails To Try Out This Christmas:

I love to make up and drink cocktails but the funny thing is I only remember to make them at Christmas.

Maybe it is because it is the only time of the year we buy a few different bottles of booze in!?

To make the best cocktails you do need a good selection of alcohol and fruit in, don’t you?

Do you like making cocktail recipes up at Christmas too?

Or do you make them throughout the year too?

Cocktails are Perfect for dinner dates, Valentine’s day, Summer nights on the garden, BBQ’S and any kind of adult parties.

Sometimes I make the children alcohol free cocktails and they love them. Especially when I fill them with fruit.

I love to make different combinations up. I also like to fill them with ice and pieces of fruits too. Strawberries being my favourites.

Are you looking to find some new cocktail recipes to make up this Christmas?

Or do you have a favourite recipe you makeup, time and time again?

5 Holiday Cocktails To Try Out This Christmas.

Wine Advent Calendar Review

5.) Wine Advent Calendar Review:

I have always been a huge fan of Christmas Season. On the 1st December, every year the tree goes up and out comes the advent calendars.

Even my Husband and University aged children love one each. The countdown officially begins.

Each morning before breakfast me and my two youngest rush for our advent calendars and eat the chocolate as quickly as we can.

The Husband, on the other hand, likes to save them a few days and open them up altogether! Crafty…

Fancy a grown-up Advent Calendar this year?

Take a look at this wine advent calendar review I wrote a few weeks ago:

Wine Advent Calendar Review.

30/11 Five On Friday: #WeekendLinkUp

30/11 Five On Friday: #WeekendLinkUp

Welcome To The Weekend 30/11 Link Up Guidelines:

Please only link up family-friendly posts!

Link up any posts or straight to your homepage. You can link any posts up on Friday’s. No need for a theme.

Please tweet me any links you have added to the link up to me @clairejustineo using the  #Weekendbloghop hashtag and I will favourite, retweet and reply.

Please try to stop by over the weekend when you have a spare five minutes and comment on a few of the blogs that have linked up.

Please link back to the Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop party in your posts to spread the word.

It would be great if you would like to follow me in some way? Let me know in the comments below if you do, so I can follow you back.

Linky Has Now Closed.

30/11 Five On Friday: #WeekendLinkUp

Thanks again for stopping by today and I hope you can join u again soon.

Claire Justine
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  1. Ruth
    5 December 2018 / 5:35 PM

    Fun set of posts.

  2. 3 December 2018 / 2:28 AM

    Great photos. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.

    • 3 December 2018 / 6:32 AM

      Thanks for joining us Patrick 🙂

  3. blogthirtyminusone
    1 December 2018 / 8:04 PM

    I want that wine advent calendar 🙂 It would make such a fun gift.

    Xx, Nailil

    • 3 December 2018 / 6:31 AM

      It is great, isn’t it 🙂

  4. Ruth
    1 December 2018 / 5:34 PM

    Ha, love that photo of you and your Daughter.

  5. stinedurfdl
    1 December 2018 / 2:35 AM

    Omg…I love that picture of you and your daughter…her face is priceless!

    • 3 December 2018 / 6:29 AM

      Hehe, it was so funny getting photos with her and me wearing the same dresses 🙂

  6. Is This Mutton?
    30 November 2018 / 11:15 PM

    You look so cute in your matching dresses! Have a good weekend.

    • 3 December 2018 / 6:26 AM

      Aww, thank you Gail 🙂

  7. 30 November 2018 / 9:00 PM

    I feel like this week went by in the blink of an eye! I can not believe that tomorrow is already December. Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful week.

    • 3 December 2018 / 6:24 AM

      Me too. This year has gone by so quickly 🙁

  8. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    30 November 2018 / 3:15 PM

    Oh that picture of your and your sweet daughter is too funny Claire – you are buzzing and she is less than impressed haha! I’m still chuckling xx Maria

    • 2 December 2018 / 9:33 PM

      Hehe, it was so funny taking photos Maria 🙂

  9. 30 November 2018 / 2:31 PM

    Enjoy your weekend Claire! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday link up party!

    • 2 December 2018 / 9:33 PM

      Thanks for stopping by Nancy 🙂

  10. fiercefashion
    30 November 2018 / 12:56 PM

    Ha ha, such a fun photo of you and your daughter in matching dresses–you can almost hear her say, “Oh, Mom!”

    • 2 December 2018 / 9:31 PM

      Hehe Kim. I promised her I would not wear it at the same time 🙂

  11. awayfromtheblue
    30 November 2018 / 11:38 AM

    The matching dresses are so fun! We always wear novelty Christmas tees on Christmas eve, it’s a fun tradition! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you have a nice weekend ahead of you! Going to be a quiet and relaxing one here, we will be putting our tree up tomorrow 🙂

    • 2 December 2018 / 9:29 PM

      Thanks for joining us lovely. I bet your tree looks beautiful 🙂

  12. hippyredneck
    30 November 2018 / 11:18 AM

    Just found your wonderful party! I followed you on Pinterest, since I seem to be an addict when it comes to that platform. 😉 I adore the matching dresses! So cute. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a wonderful week!

    • 2 December 2018 / 9:27 PM

      Hi, thanks so much for joining us. I have just followed you back Thanks for the follow 🙂

  13. Maureen
    30 November 2018 / 11:10 AM

    Those matching Christmas are the best! I don’t know what it is with matching but I love it especially with family. That’s awesome that your son is back home for the weekend. My son is too young for me to know the feeling of having him go away but I do know I always get happy when my parents are in town. Have a great weekend Claire and happy Friday!


    • 2 December 2018 / 9:25 PM

      Thanks Maureen. It was lovely to see our Son, even thought it was for a short while. Hope fully he will be back for Christmas soon 🙂

  14. 30 November 2018 / 9:30 AM

    Have a great weekend Claire. Thanks for hosting xx

    • 2 December 2018 / 9:10 PM

      Thanks Laurie. You too lovely 🙂 XX